Category: Uncategorized



Let’s get Fracking Serious  – Tuesday 23rd May The Victoria Hotel Leeds 7-9pm

Frack Free Leeds
Reclaim the Power

Anti-fracking? From Yorkshire? Let’s make summer plans | The Victoria Hotel Leeds | Tuesday, 23. May 2017
Local people in Lancashire have been dauntlessly resisting the fracking industry for over 6 years. Let’s show them that Yorkshire folk have got their backs. No fracking here, no fracking there, no fracking anywhere!
Cuadrilla are trying to force through the first commercial fracking in the UK. They’re preparing to drill at Preston New Road near Blackpool. Stopping the frackers there will deal a critical blow to the industry and send a strong signal to investors.
This summer, there are audacious plans for groups from across the country to ramp up the resistance. Throughout July, hundreds of people from across the UK will join the ongoing protests against fracking in Lancashire.
Come along to meet like minded people, hear first hand stories of actions against the fracking industry, discuss the strategic importance of this climate justice front line and make plans for the summer…
We’ll be sticking around for a drink after, so please feel invited to join us!

R t P

The EU – Winning a Progressive Settlement

West Yorkshire Morning Star Supporters Group

Co-hosted with West Yorkshire Morning Star Supporters Group
May 20th 2017 – 2.30pm Swarthmore Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square Leeds, LS3 1AD 
The EU – Winning a Progressive Settlement

Whether people voted to leave or to remain we need a united campaign that fights to strengthen workers’ rights in Britain and in Europe.
This is a key debate – everyone welcome.


John Foster – International Secretary CPB

Bill Adams – Regional Secretary of Y&H TUC Facebook – MorningStarSY Twitter – @MorningStarSY



Tomorrow Thursday 17TH 10:00–12:30 Halifax railway station

Halifax Railway Station, Horton Street, HX1 1 Halifax, West Yorkshire

Rumour has it the Conservative Party will be launching their General Election manifesto on Thurday 18 May in Halifax. We are calling on everyone to do what you can to get there.
We want to hold Theresa May and the Conservative Party to account – for the worst crisis our NHS has ever faced, for the biggest drop in living standards for the majority, for threats to our pensions, for allowing employers worsen conditions, pay poverty wages, and give no security to workers, for drastic education cuts.
Based on the information we have at the moment we’ll assemble at 10am at Halifax Station – more details to follow. If anything changes we’ll post it here.
Please spead the word!



Leeds ‘Human Rights under Brexit’ Hustings – quiz your future MP!

Open Rights Group 2

Wednesday 24th May 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Cosmopolitan Hotel, Lower Briggate, LS1 4AE, Leeds (map)

Event will be in the Regent room. From Briggate continue onto Lower Briggate and under the railway bridge. At the junction of Call Lane and Swinegate, turn right and the Cosmopolitan Hotel is immediately on your right, opposite the Malmaison Hotel.

Local residents (and those from surrounding areas) are invited to attend this FREE event, giving you the opportunity to ask parliamentary candidates in the Leeds area what their proposals for human rights and digital rights under Brexit are.

This event is kindly supported by Amnesty International – Leeds and Global Justice Now – Leeds.

Please arrive at the venue from 7pm for free refreshments, the questions will start at 7.30pm and finish at 9pm.


Each candidate will be given a maximum of 5 minutes to outline their position on human rights and digital rights, followed by a few prepared questions on the following subjects;

– Privacy and mass surveillance (Investigatory Powers Act)

– Freedom of expression / the press (Espionage Act proposals)

– Position on Human Rights Act / European Convention on Human Rights

We will then invite questions from the audience for the remainder of the evening.


We have invited candidates or representatives from the parties contesting the Leeds Central constituency.

The following candidates have confirmed their attendance;

Hilary Benn, Labour, Leeds Central

Ed Carlisle, Green Party, Leeds Central

Ed Sanderson, Liberal Democrat, Leeds East

Alex Coetzee, Christian Peoples Alliance, Leeds Central

Conservative and UKIP candidates are to be confirmed.

Refreshments from 7pm, questions start at 7.30pm, finish at 9pm

This event is free and open to the public so please bring your friends and family along.

We look forward to seeing you.


Unite Community Leeds & Wakefield are trying to register as many students as possible across our region before 22nd May.

We have leaflets if you want to join us we will be at:

12.00 – 2.00 Monday 15th May Leeds University junction of Clarendon Road and Moorland Road

1.30 – 3.00 Wednesday 16th May Beckett Woodhouse Lane entrance

2.00 – 2.00 Thursday 17th May Beckett Woodhouse Lane entrance


Unions Together Want to know: Why you’re voting Labour?


Hi  Folks

Are you voting Labour on June 8th? If so, we’d really like to hear from you.

Is it because Labour will put more money in working people’s pockets? Or because Labour will properly fund our public services? Because you want more job security?

Let us know by clicking here.

Are there particular policies which have persuaded you – banning zero hour contracts? A £10 real Living Wage? Strengthening union rights? We’d love to know.

We’d really like to be able to tell some powerful stories about why working people are voting Labour, and why this election is so important. Your story could help persuade people who are still undecided in this election.